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woolgathering

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noun wool·gath·er·ing \-ˌga-th(ə-)riŋ, -ˌge-th(ə-)riŋ\

Definition of woolgathering

  1. :  indulgence in idle daydreaming



Examples of woolgathering

  1. <my woolgathering was abruptly interrupted by a question from the flight attendant>



1553

First Known Use of woolgathering

1553

Rhymes with woolgathering


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